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Ruth Gompert Hawes 1913-2011 ARLINGTON Ruth Gompert Hawes, 98, of Arlington, Vt., passed away August 2, 2011 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington. She was born in Holyoke, Mass., on March 20, 1913, the daughter of Harry and Emma (Allen) Gompert. She was married to Orville Hawes who predeceased her. She was on the Board of Directors of the New York Statewide Senior Action Council. She was a member and past president of the New York State Senior Citizensand in 1989 was the recipient of their award for Outstanding Senior Advocate. She was also a clerk for the Monthly Meeting of Friends in New Haven, Conn. She was an avid reader, writer and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law; Marjorie and Bain Davis of Arlington, Vt., and Patricia and John Knapp of Hobe Sound, Fla., seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Orville, she was predeceased by her sisters, Rose and Joy, and her brother, Harry. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Memorial Service is anticipated to be held on September 18 at 10 a.m. at Bennington Friends Meeting 124 Pleasant Street in Bennington. There will be no calling hours. Contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to the Bennington Friends Meeting c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home/Arlington Chapel PO Box 528 Arlington, VT 05250. To send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 3, 2011
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